Residential green home building will have higher prominence at Greenbuild 2015

Residential green home building will have higher prominence at Greenbuild 2015

Building on a new relationship between the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Informa Exhibitions, producers of Greenbuild, there will be more residential offerings at the 2015 event.

Greenbuild will feature a variety of residential offerings at the 2015 event, inclusive of a residential product pavilion; a LEED v4 Platinum, net zero electricity demonstration home on the show floor and an extensive educational track. The residential track has increased to 15 sessions focused on both multi-family and single-family that runs Nov. 18-20 at the conference. Thursday, Nov. 19, is the primary residential day with 12 sessions taking place in three different time slots.

NAHB has signed on to become one of three Greenbuild Top Tier Partners for 2015, in addition to AIA and BOMA.

 “Greenbuild has historically featured a small residential contingency, and this is the time to expand our offerings to keep apprised of marketplace demands. NAHB is the perfect partner to provide additional support in this critical sector,” said Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild show director. “Their commitment to sustainable residential building is evident in their support of Greenbuild. Informa Exhibitions has a strong existing relationship with NAHB and we look forward to a mutually successful partnership.”

“NAHB has long been an advocate of sustainable, high-performance building and remodeling, and Greenbuild is a perfect venue for us to continue educating the industry about the importance of building green,” said NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a home builder and developer from Blue Springs, Mo. “We are excited about this new opportunity, and look forward to helping build up the residential green building presence at Greenbuild.”

“USGBC and NAHB have always worked to increase awareness, education and better understanding of the benefits of higher-performing homes,” said Kate Hurst, vice president, community, conferences and events, USGBC. “As the premier educational opportunity for the green building community, Greenbuild continues to expand its offerings. This partnership with NAHB allows us to further develop our residential track in a way that truly benefits attendees and our community.”  

Greenbuild, owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The three-day conference attracts 20,000+ attendees and 600 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators. This year’s conference takes place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 18-20.

Residentially focused events involving NAHB at Greenbuild include:

NAHB First Vice Chairman Ed Brady will moderate a special Capitol Hill Spotlight Session on Thursday, Nov. 19, where show goers can hear from staffers from Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-N.H.) offices as they discuss the variety of green building legislation under consideration.

Educational Programming:

Make it Matter! How to Sell When “Green” Doesn’t Mean “Go” (Room 209ABC)
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.        

Green Housing Forecast, Trends & Preferences (Expo Stage)
Thursday, Nov. 19, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 Green Residential Trends:Opportunities in a Growing Market(Room 143C)
Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.            

Special Event:

NAHB will bring the residential green community together at the NAHB House Party, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8 - 10 p.m.
Right Prosper Brewery, 624 T. Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Read more about LEED and green building certifications.

Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Trade Show

Companies: NAHB, U.S. Green Building Council

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